Piotr Uhma

Visiting Scholar, Dean Rusk International Law Center

LL.M., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Ph.D., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Biographical Information: 

Piotr Uhma is a Visiting Scholar for the spring 2018 semester, in residence at the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Uhma will continue his research on “Cultures of International Law: A Security and Human Rights Perspective.” Generally, his academic interests revolve around the theory of international law, the concept of sovereignty, interventionism and international organizations.

Uhma serves as a lecturer in international law and postdoctoral researcher at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kraków University, located in Kraków, Poland. Prior to entering academia, Uhma served as a Senior Good Governance Advisor in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Skopje, and a Senior Human Rights Officer in the OSCE, Mission in Kosovo. He also worked as Director of the Legal and Corporate Communications Office of the Polish Electric Power Grid company, PSE Operator S.A. and performed various consultancy and public speaking assignments in places such as Prague, Sydney, Jakarta, Strasbourg, Vienna, Amman, Nairobi, Denver, Seoul and Pamplona.

Uhma earned his doctorate in law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. His dissertation on “Law creating resolutions of the UN Security Council” examines the differences between the UNSC resolutions through their law-creating effects. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Company Law from the Law School of Warsaw University and a Masters of Law from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He is the co-founder and President of the European Institute Pro Futuro Europae.